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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb (17) and relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong (43) and other pitchers warm up during spring training baseball, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 07, 2020 - 8:00 pm
In a gloomy season for the Baltimore Orioles last year, one of their few bright spots was Trey Mancini. Now they'll have to do without him for a while. The big-hitting Mancini will undergo what the team is calling “a non-baseball-related medical procedure." Manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that...
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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks to members of the media , Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 07, 2020 - 7:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are all weighing plans to restrict access to locker rooms as a precaution to protect players from exposure to the coronavirus, as concern over the situation continued escalating Saturday. Further, the NBA has told its teams...
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Chicago Cubs' Yu Darvish pitches in a simulated game at spring training in Sloan Park, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful after he developed a cough this week. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 06, 2020 - 6:48 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful after he developed a cough this week. The Japanese right-hander visited with at least two doctors and stayed away from the team for a day before throwing three innings in a...
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Yeshiva University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute vie for the opening tipoff during the first half in a first-round game at the men's Division III NCAA college basketball tournament at Johns Hopkins University's Goldfarb Gymnasium, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Baltimore. The university held the tournament without spectators after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Maryland. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
March 06, 2020 - 6:47 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In what was believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus, Yeshiva University beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament game Friday in an empty gym at Johns Hopkins University. Players on...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich arrives at the Brewers' spring training facility to announce his multi-year contract extension Friday, March 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 06, 2020 - 6:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers. “I've said many times that I've only been here for two years, but it feels like it's been a lot longer," the two-time NL batting champion said Wednesday after finalizing a $215 million, nine-...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 06, 2020 - 3:17 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has a broken rib and it's not clear whether he will need surgery, leaving doubt when he'll be back in the lineup. Manager Aaron Boone made the announcement Friday. He said he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving catch...
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Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada looks on during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 06, 2020 - 12:35 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox announced their $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada on Friday, He gets a $4 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments each Nov. 15 from 2020-23, and salaries of $1 million this year, $6 million in 2021, $13 million in 2022, $17...
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A Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing staff climbs the wall in the test event of Speed Climbing in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park Friday, March 6, 2020, in Tokyo. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced them to cancel or postpone several. But they allowed a sport climbing event on Friday to go ahead, with a few restrictions: like the absence of elite athletes. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 06, 2020 - 3:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers have finally held a test event. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced them to rearrange or postpone several. But they allowed a sport climbing event on Friday to go ahead, with a few restrictions: no fans and no top...
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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Matt Ball works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 11:26 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have fired longtime visiting clubhouse manager Brian “Bubba” Harkins for allegedly aiding opposing pitchers in obtaining illegal substances to put on baseballs, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday night. The person...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish looks on before starting the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 5:42 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched right-hander Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis on Thursday because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough Wednesday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak, but he...
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